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SERVING – LOCAL
Salina Senior Center needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to those can’t leave their homes. Volunteers deliver at about 11:00 a.m. 3 to 5 times a week every 6 weeks. It is an essential service which permits staying in one’s home during a period of incapacitation. Call MOW staff at 823-7555 for additional information; regular deliverers and substitutes are always needed.
needs donated funds to continue the ministry, save your quarters or other money. Pat Murray can get it to Salina Shares or bring it to the church office.
See their new web site for additional information: www.salinashares.com or join them on Face book (Salina Shares). Debbie Rivers is the primary contact.
You will want to know about an emerging grassroots ministry in Salina called Salina Shares. It was started by a group of friends who began to see more and more unmet needs in our community; the more responsive they became, the more they saw the needs. God calls them to see and to help their neighbors regularly. They generally meet needs of individual families with food, clothing, specific or general furniture, one family at a time.
The most identifiable service is Laundry Love where in a family can go to the Southgate Laundry on S. Ohio (mornings) or Westside Laundry, 1515 W. Crawford (afternoons) on the last Saturday of each month and wash up to 5 loads of laundry free, soap and dryer sheets are provided as well. Volunteers place the necessary quarters in the machines, provide donuts and coloring supplies for kids.
Mission & Social Concerns hosts the Trinity Annual Silent Auction, culminating at the Progressive Dinner in February.
You are encouraged to plan what you might contribute to the auction as a way to share your gifts and talents and raise funds for missions at the same time. We appreciate art, sewing, hand crafted items, services, certificates for food, etc. Be creative and generous.
Trinity collects gently used blankets of all sizes and worth to give to families who need them. Blankets can be placed in the Mission closet.
Beginning the first Sunday in November, Trinity begins collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank. The food is brought to worship and placed around the altar until the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Food is then blessed and delivered to the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank.
We always collect clean used containers which have lids for the EAFB; they use it to distribute bulk items. Place in the Mission closet on east hallway.
They no longer use egg cartons and can not use coffee “cans”.
We always take any non-perishable food items and paper goods for the Food Bank in the closet. We also have special drives at various times of the year, specifically, Thanksgiving and the May Project Salina food drive. Hungry people need food donations all year around.
For their cooking classes, they can use measuring cups & spoons, spatulas, and any other cooking items or containers (cookie sheets, casserole dishes, crock pots, etc.)
Trinity is always collecting clean containers with lids for the “Food Bank”; they need useable containers in which to put bulk items like rice, beans, laundry soap, etc.
Containers can be left in the Mission Closet anytime; we take then out regularly.
Donations are received yearly for the Salina Regional Health Center (SRHC) Fall Rummage Sale usually in September and spring.
A best ball golf tournament is held every spring at the Salina Municipal Course to raise money for mission projects. There are many ways to participate including golfing, hole sponsorship, lunch preparation or prize donation.
Each May Trinity collects a food item for Project Salina, which is the biggest food drive in the city. Six agencies which feed “the hungry” are the recipients. Donations may be brought to the church at any time during the month.
Four times each year, Trinity prepares and serves the evening meal for the residents and guests at the Salina Rescue Mission, as well as the devotions for the evening. For more information how you can be involved and for the serving date contact Pat Murray at 823-8659, or murray “@” dsoelectricwb.com.
Trinity hosts a blood drive, by appointment only, four times a year.
To give blood for transfusion to another person, you must be healthy, be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 8 weeks (56 days). The shelf life of blood is 42 days, so we encourage you to donate as often as you can. Our blood drives are by appointment, no waiting and very quick and convenient. Sign up sheets can be found at the church week or two before the drive or you can make an appointment by calling the church office at 825-5270.
Trinity has a strong commitment to Habitat for Humanity. In 2008, the church worked to complete a home in partnership with other Salina teams. In 2010, Trinity built an entire house in Salina.
Periodically, Trinity collects used eyeglasses for the VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) teams. Containers will be placed around the church for the collection of gently used eyeglasses.
With most UM churches in the country, Trinity participates in Red Ribbon week. Trinity wears red to signify that as people of faith, we take a stand against the harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs.
“History of Red Ribbon Week”: Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was born in 1947 and grew up in a dirt-floored house with hopes and dreams of making a difference. He worked his way through college, served in the Marines, and became a police officer. When he decided to join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it; but he told her that he wanted to make a difference and believed that making a difference began with “one person” wanting to make that difference.
He was sent to work undercover in Mexico investigating a major drug cartel. He was supposed to meet his wife for lunch on February 7, 1985, but instead he was kidnapped by five men. One month later, his body was found in a shallow grave. He was 37 years old.
Shortly after his death, Congressman Duncan Hunter and a high school friend as well as many of his friends wore red ribbons as a sign of their grief and loss. They with students from Kiki’s high school began wearing red ribbons as signs of their pledges to lead drug-free lives and honor Kiki and the other Americans who had lost their lives fighting drugs.
Red Ribbon week gained momentum in California and First Lady Nancy Reagan brought Red Ribbon week to national attention in 1985. Now millions of people wear red ribbons the last week of October to show their commitment to healthy lives, free of alcohol and drug abuse.
- Collect and prepare Mother’s Day Bags for the women living at Ashby House.
- Collect containers and food items for Emergency Aid Food Bank.
- Collect cans of soup for “Souper Bowl of Hope” during The Super Bowl.
- Provide pies for the Presbyterian Manor’s Soup supper.
- Provide the evening meal once a month for the Circles of the Heartland (helping one family at a time emerge from poverty) as well as part the Graduation Reception for these families as the4y complete their class.
- Collect supplies and men’s clothing for Salina Rescue Mission.
- Volunteers work the Dr. Brad Temple Food Drive at Dillons for the Salina Rescue Mission.
- Promote opportunities to contribute to the community “Back to School Bags” Fair for youth by donating funds.
- Recruit for Meals on Wheels deliverers.
- Promote and participate in the Salina Helping Salina, October 27, volunteering for local projects.
- Promote the City of Salina E-Waste collections.
- Provide regular updates on Conference Volunteers in Mission from representative.